Shrewsbury Town stayed top of the Sky Bet League 2 table after goals either side of half-time sealed a comfortable 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.Liam Lawrence and Scott Vernon were the goalscorers as Micky Mellon's men eased to a triumph which keeps them ahead of second-placed Burton Albion on goal difference.
The Brewers maintained the pressure on the leaders with victory by the same scoreline against Oxford United thanks to goals from Adam McGurk and Lucas Akins.
Wycombe Wanderers lost ground on the top two after Yan Klukowski netted twice in a 2-1 win for Newport County which boosts both their Play-Off hopes and Jimmy Dack's chances of getting the permanent manager's job.
Klukowski scored in each half - either side of a Fred Onyedinma effort for the hosts - as County enacted some revenge for a 2-0 defeat to the Chairboys on the opening day.
Luton Town striker Mark Cullen's 12th goal of the season saw off Carlisle United and moved the 10-man Hatters - who lost Luke Wilkinson to a 66th-minute red card - to within a point of Wycombe and ahead of Southend United, after they lost 2-1 at home to Accrington Stanley.
Barry Corr reduced the deficit with 18 minutes to give the Shrimpers hope but earlier goals from Piero Mingoia and Terry Gornell proved enough for Stanley.
Plymouth Argyle remain in the top seven after their 2-0 victory over Cambridge United, Ryan Brunt and Lewis Alessandra netting in the final nine minutes for the Pilgrims.
Bury remain on their heels courtesy of a 2-1 success at Cheltenham Town, who drop into the bottom two at the end of a week in which they parted company with manager Paul Buckle.
The Shakers went 2-0 up early on courtesy of efforts from Danny Mayor and Danny Rose and held on for all three points despite Denny Johnstone's 24th-minute strike.
Hartlepool United remain rock-bottom following a 3-1 home defeat by Stevenage, for whom Ben Kennedy's second-half brace proved decisive. Kennedy's goals came after Hartlepool substitute Scott Fenwick had cancelled out Dave Martin's opener.
York City eased their relegation fears with a 2-0 win against fellow strugglers Tranmere Rovers, Wes Fletcher netting both goals for the Minstermen.
Northampton Town overcame the first-half dismissal of John-Joe O'Toole to salvage a 1-1 draw at Mansfield Town as Marc Richards' stoppage-time penalty levelled up Vadaine Oliver's 48th-minute opener for the hosts.
Also, Jed Wallace, having earlier missed a penalty, netted a last-gasp winner as Portsmouth edged past Exeter City at Fratton Park.